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Annual Giving Programs

NOTE: This list is provided as a resource for church leaders and is for information purposes only. It is not an endorsement of any one particular author or program. United Methodist leadership may also contact the annual conference-related United Methodist Foundation for assistance. CLICK HERE to view a membership directory of the National Association of United Methodist Foundations.

To submit other programs and resources for consideration, please email us at [email protected].

United Methodist-related Resources (Resources Listed In Order By Date Published)

  • first: putting GOD first in living and giving by Mike Slaughter (Abingdon Press -- 2013)
    The kit includes Shiny Gods: Finding Freedom From Things that Distract Us book, leader’s guide & DVD, campaign program guide & media kit, devotional book, youth study edition, and children’s leader guide.
    Order from www.cokesbury.com

    Please see the review by Jennie Stockard

  • Committed To Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life by Bob Crossman (Abingdon Press – 2012)
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
    Webinar Link: http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/stewardship?group=19&limit=10&cat=764&sortBy=resource_date%7Cdate&sortDirection=desc
  • Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity by Adam Hamilton (Abingdon Press – 2012, 2009)
    Program includes a campaign program guide & media kit, study book, leader’s guide, and promotion material.
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
    Please see the review by Jennie Stockard

  • Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving by Michael Reeves and Jennifer Tyler.
    Based on Bishop Robert Schnase’s book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations. (Abingdon Press – 2011)
    The kit includes a program guide, worship & small group DVD, devotional book, and small group leader’s guide.
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
  • New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program by Herb Miller (Abingdon Press – 2007)
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
  • Cycles of Discipleship: A Stewardship Program for the Local Church by Jack Phillips (Discipleship Resources – 2007)
    Order from www.cokesbury.com

  • Money Matters: Financial Freedom for All God’s Churches by Mike Slaughter & Kim Miller (Abingdon Press – 2006)
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
  • Transformed Giving: Realizing Your Church's Full Stewardship Potential by John Ed Mathison (Abingdon Press – 2006)
    The kit includes Treasures of the Transformed Life book, participant’s workbook, campaign handbook, and media kit.
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
  • Step by Step: A Financial Campaign for Your Church by Kermit Braswell (Abingdon Press – 1995)
    Order from www.cokesbury.com
  • Grow 1 Stewardship Program Online (Abingdon Press – 1999)
    Electronic Download
    Order Link from www.cokesbury.com

Other Resources

  • Giving Magazine: Growing Joyful Stewards in Your Congregation (Ecumenical Stewardship Center)
    Each year the Ecumenical Stewardship Center produces a Giving magazine that provides all you need to conduct a year-long stewardship emphasis in your congregation.
    Order from https://stewardshipresources.org/resources/giving-magazine
  • Effective Stewardship Participant’s Guide & DVD (Zondervan Publishing – 2009)
    Learn how to think critically and biblically about the areas of responsibility that God has entrusted to you. Christian stewardship is about more than the money we drop into the collection plate. Instead stewardship is everything we do after we say we believe: serving God in our vocation, stewardship of nature and the environment, caring for those in need, and much more!
    Order from www.amazon.com
  • Leo Waynick Resources
    Order from www.leway.net/StewProgs.html
    • Called to Serve -- invites the congregation to explore stewardship as it relates to vocation.
    • Celebrate the Faith -- focuses on the actions people can take to develop a strong personal faith.
    • Celebrate the Gift -- helps congregations develop a joyous spirit as it celebrates the gift of faith, the gift of fellowship, and the gift of community.
    • Courage to Care – invites church members to commit themselves to at least one act of caring.
    • Unto Us Is Given – explores the belief that God gave us the gift of Jesus "special delivery."

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America website has many downloadable resources for stewardship ministries.
    www.elca.org/en/Resources/Stewardship

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